Motorola's Snapdragon 865-powered flagship phone will debut at MWC 2020

Moto Z3
Moto Z3 (Image credit: Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Motorola will reportedly launch its next flagship smartphone at the Mobile World Congress 2020 in Barcelona next month.
  • The smartphone is likely to be called the Edge+ and will be a Verizon-exclusive in the U.S.
  • It is rumored to be powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 865 chipset, paired with 12GB of RAM.

Reliable leaker Evan Blass had revealed last week that Motorola is working on a proper flagship phone called the Edge+, which could be headed to Verizon Wireless in the U.S. Now, the company has told the folks at Android Headlines that it is going to announce a new flagship phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.

While no render of the upcoming phone has leaked yet, Blass did mention in his tweet last week that the Edge+ will feature a hole-punch display. We also expect the phone to have a significantly higher screen-to-body ratio than last year's Moto Z4.

Multiple Geekbench listings that have surfaced online seem to "confirm" that the upcoming Motorola Edge+ will be powered by Qualcomm's top-shelf Snapdragon 865 processor. The phone may also include 12GB of RAM and ship with Android 10 OS right out of the box.

Motorola had already confirmed last month that it would introduce new premium flagship phones powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 chipset in early 2020. The company also plans to launch products with the Snapdragon 765 chipset, which comes with an integrated 5G modem.

Along with the flagship Moto Edge+, the Lenovo-owned company is expected to launch the Moto G8 and Moto G8 Power as well at the upcoming event.

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Babu Mohan
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  • I think LENOVOROLA is trying to hop back on the flagship wagon, which I consider a good thing. Now there's talk of an actual stylus included which may turn out to be very interesting!
  • I WILL NEVER BUY A MOTOROLA PHONE AGAIN!!! Motorola doesn't give a damn about updates. If that doesn't matter to you, by all means go ahead and buy.
  • I had the moto x 2013, then the turbo droid, turbo2 the the Zforce. After that I gave up. The cameras barely cracked the top 10. Then the updates are kinda non- existent. I gave up & totally surrendered. Now I use the s10+ and the pixal 3a XL, no giving up on these two? I do miss some of the features but since Lenovo took them over it's been downhill. But maybe their new flagship with the 865processer will have something different to say!
  • It needs to have a competitive camera.